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Airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns around when airport's shut)

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We're all pretty excited about being able to travel again -- but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cYIRky

I was trapped naked on a German fire escape

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It's 10 years ago. I'm on a road trip to Germany with my then boyfriend. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TB670o

India reopens domestic air travel with precautions

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Guidelines and safety measures are in place as India allows airlines to resume some domestic flights, two months after the country banned air travel. But safety concerns remain as India still battles Covid-19, with new infections reported daily. CNN's Vedika Sud reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2AWdSYd

The CNN Travel quiz: Who, what, why, when and where in the world?

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We all know that travel broadens the mind. Thanks to that place on the seafront that sells delicious gelato, it has a tendency to broaden other body parts too. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gd8aS8

Greece to reopen to tourists on June 15

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Greece has brought forward its planned reopening to tourists to June 15 as pressure mounts on European destinations to roll back coronavirus restrictions to stave off economic collapse. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2yiXAYq

This is now the world's busiest airport... on certain Saturdays

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Alaska's Anchorage International Airport lacks the waterfalls and razzmatazz of Singapore Changi or the eight runways of Chicago O'Hare. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3edgY8M

The Arctic explorers locked down in a tiny hut in Norway's Svalbard archipelago

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When Hilde Falun Strom and Sunniva Sorby began a long-planned expedition in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard last September, their main goal was to encourage conversation around climate change in the polar regions. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Tv95Ua

How beer delivery saved this Seattle pizza chain

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Zeeks Pizza is keeping the great American tradition of pizza and beer alive, while also saving its business during the pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3e2mriy

See what iconic French tourist sites look like now

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The coronavirus pandemic has crippled France's tourism industry. In response, the government has launched an ambitious bailout to try save the industry. CNN's Cyril Vanier reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bQmfRR

Here's how Covid-19 could change the way we fly

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As the world slowly eases its way out of the Covid-19 lockdown, we're on the verge of a new era in air travel. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zZsmGw

This Tokyo pub has a machine that sprays customers with disinfectant as they enter

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As businesses around the world adopt new practices due to coronavirus, one Japanese pub is taking a novel approach to customer safety. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ALRWiy

Sent home in stitches: 20 years ago, a motorbike accident put an end to my Thailand adventures

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Every time I read a news story about a young traveler in hospital in Thailand struggling to get home following a horrible motorbike accident, my stomach twists into a knot. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dZCbmm

Yankee Stadium will play host to a drive-in festival this summer in New York City

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Call it a comeback. The pandemic has revived the classic American tradition of the drive-in as a safe way to stay entertained without potentially spreading coronavirus. One hospitality group based in New York, the epicenter of the virus in the United States, decided to do just that in a parking lot of the famous Yankee Stadium. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2AN9pHo

Etihad flies first known commercial flight from UAE to Israel

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Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas talks to CNN's Richard Quest about the humanitarian missions bringing Etihad to new locations around the world. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36ikKLm

Still the world's busiest airport

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was still the busiest passenger airport in the world in 2019. But the pandemic is hitting global air traffic hard in 2020. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3e0Xxja

Another coronavirus record-breaker: World's shortest airline routes

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The coronavirus pandemic has been the most financially disastrous force in the century-old history of commercial air travel. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2kGW5sz

Seychelles bans cruise ships through 2021 to prevent Covid-19 spread

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The Seychelles is taking the bold step of banning all cruise ship tourism through the end of 2021 as a measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2LKUnUx

You might want to be living on a boat right now

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Thousands live full time on sail boats, and the pandemic is making life complicated. It's also making these sailors realize sea life may be the better life right now. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dTCvD8

Australians tick off their travel bucket lists while at home

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Tourism Australia connected couches across the country with a live stream of crocodiles, cooking classes and Chris Hemsworth workouts. The virtual event, "Live from Aus," is part of an ongoing push by Tourism Australia to inspire Aussies to travel locally when it is safe to do so. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dYq8WC

Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19

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A few days before Italy is set to lift restrictions across much of the country after being locked down since March 10, the streets of Venice are starting to spring back to life. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cCNbWl

My friends bailed on our vacation, and it was the best trip of my life

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Sara hated the idea of leaving her boyfriend. Katie got a summer job. Maria didn't think she could afford it after all. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z4OOZ9

New York tourist is arrested in Hawaii after posting beach pictures on Instagram

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A tourist from New York was arrested in Hawaii after he posted beach pictures on Instagram when he was supposed to be in quarantine. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TbWiWn

Europe promises to reopen for summer tourism in wake of coronavirus

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The world's biggest tourist playground has been roped off since it became a coronavirus epicenter, but as summer looms Europe is desperate to lift restrictions to get visitors pumping much needed cash into stricken economies. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z07xF6

An endangered pygmy hippo was born at the San Diego Zoo, the first in over 30 years

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Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, but in April, one was born at the San Diego Zoo. It was the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z6qMNv

Is this the future of international travel with Covid-19?

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A location-tracking wristband, mandatory testing upon arrival, one-time hotel entry key cards. CNN's Will Ripley shows us Hong Kong's new strict protocols for travelers arriving from abroad. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/364IS3Q

In a town of two nations, Belgian bars are shuttered. Dutch pubs will soon be open across the street

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Like so many small business owners, Monic van der Krogt has been hit hard by the coronavirus. The terrace of her cafe and beer garden in this small Belgian town sits empty. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2z0f4sT

The safest vacation? Your own private island

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While nearly all leisure travel remains paused because of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for private islands is on the rise. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dKhYku

Commuting in a living museum: Secrets of the Underground

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Throughout the London Underground, you are one step away from a secret Labyrinth of forgotten tunnels and shafts from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fzw2z0

Life after lockdown in Vietnam: This is what it's like when an entire country reopens

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As the faint smell of smoke rose up from the sidewalk and into my bedroom, I jumped up and stepped out onto the balcony to survey the Hanoi streets. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WYGE1D

How expensive will air travel be after the Covid-19 crisis?

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When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new hotel in Cancun, Mexico. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dJnJ1C

Las Vegas airport provides PPE vending machines for passengers

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Running out of PPE products? If you're in Las Vegas and planning to fly, the airport could provide a very clean and sanitized getaway. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z6B3sW

Diners at this reopening restaurant can get social with dressed up mannequins

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When a three Michelin-star restaurant in Virginia opens its doors back up from the Covid-19 pandemic, reservations will be made for mannequins. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Ls0Xzf

Rare blue dragons are washing up on the Padre Island National Seashore

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Here be dragons -- literally. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WfI9cO

Southwest memo says it will not deny boarding if customers don't wear masks

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Southwest Airlines has told flight crews not to stop passengers from boarding if they refuse to wear a mask, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cugN8n

Passenger complaints against US airlines surged in March and April

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Air travel complaints surged eight times the normal amount in the past two months, as passengers complained about airline refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the US Department of Transportation. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/360mPev

The Future of Travel: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for May 13

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Our experience in airports and airplanes changed dramatically after 9/11. And experts now expect a similar transformation as a result of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Henry Wu, the director of the Emory TravelWell Center and other travel experts about what to expect the next time you get on a plane. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35XWi1G

New York City wants you to fall in love again (once it is safe to do so)

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The city that never sleeps has fallen into a deep slumber, and no one is sure when it will wake up. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z70ri2

The future of tourism in the coronavirus era: Asia may hold answers to what's ahead

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It's a sunny day on Bangkok's most famous tourist street, and shopkeeper Cletana Thangworachai is open for business. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SV6uCB

Yellowstone and Grand Canyon partially reopening

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As US states gradually ease restrictions, access is also opening up at the country's vast national parks. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dIRcc9

These airlines are still flying. Here's why

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The coronavirus pandemic has confined billions around the world to their homes, but planes are still in the air. Here's which airlines are flying now and in the months ahead, and what destinations they're serving from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z056ma

Australia's 'gray nomads' hit coronavirus speed bump

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For many retired Australians, home is not always a fixed address. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fKm260

How to bring a leopard into your living room

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Coronavirus means vital tourism isn't coming to South Africa's upscale Sabi Sands Game Reserve, but live safari broadcasts are gaining huge audiences. Can they help keep the region's wildlife protected? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YX4ygW

The world's best airports for 2020, according to Skytrax

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While most of us yearn for the days when we can actually fly in and out of them again, the world's top aviation hubs for 2020 have been revealed at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2xQCiBe

These baby animals were all born during the coronavirus pandemic

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Zoos and animal parks may be temporarily closed, but baby animals are still being born around the world from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SVlWyv

This airplane seat design helps you socially distance on board

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No one quite knows what aviation will look like in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dFGrHF

This Florida city is cracking down after 12,000 pounds of trash were hauled from its beaches

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When beaches in Cocoa Beach reopened last weekend, people flocked to the sand -- and the trash came with them. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2AkgEX3

United Airlines said it would try to keep middle seats empty. This photo shows a nearly full flight

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After weeks working in New York City hospitals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the time had finally come for Dr. Ethan Weiss to head home. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SQZKFO

Inside Istanbul's 'plague islands'

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Like many places around the world, Turkey has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SNrwTz

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with timed entry and social distancing

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After three and a half months of closure following the initial outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its doors to visitors. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YNTjqZ

This is what it's like to travel across Europe right now

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From Athens to Brussels to London, CNN's International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson documents once familiar, now unusual, travel across Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YFVoFe